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NOUN (5)

1. an expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable;
- Example: "his uncompromising condemnation of racism"
[syn: disapprobation, condemnation]

2. (law) the act of condemning (as land forfeited for public use) or judging to be unfit for use (as a food product or an unsafe building);

3. an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group;
[syn: execration, condemnation, curse]

4. the condition of being strongly disapproved of;
- Example: "he deserved nothing but condemnation"

5. (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed;
- Example: "the conviction came as no surprise"
[syn: conviction, judgment of conviction, condemnation, sentence]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Condemnation \Con"dem*na"tion\, n. [L. condemnatio.] 1. The act of condemning or pronouncing to be wrong; censure; blame; disapprobation. [1913 Webster] In every other sense of condemnation, as blame, censure, reproof, private judgment, and the like. --Paley. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of judicially condemning, or adjudging guilty, unfit for use, or forfeited; the act of dooming to punishment or forfeiture. [1913 Webster] A legal and judicial condemnation. --Paley. [1913 Webster] Whose condemnation is pronounced. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. The state of being condemned. [1913 Webster] His pathetic appeal to posterity in the hopeless hour of condemnation. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster] 4. The ground or reason of condemning. [1913 Webster] This is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather light, because their deeds were evil. --John iii. 19. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

condemnation n 1: an expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable; "his uncompromising condemnation of racism" [syn: disapprobation, condemnation] [ant: approbation] 2: (law) the act of condemning (as land forfeited for public use) or judging to be unfit for use (as a food product or an unsafe building) 3: an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group [syn: execration, condemnation, curse] 4: the condition of being strongly disapproved of; "he deserved nothing but condemnation" 5: (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed; "the conviction came as no surprise" [syn: conviction, judgment of conviction, condemnation, sentence] [ant: acquittal]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

43 Moby Thesaurus words for "condemnation": acquittal, action, anathema, arraignment, award, blame, castigation, censure, consideration, damnation, decision, decree, decrial, deliverance, denouncement, denunciation, determination, diagnosis, dictum, doom, excoriation, finding, flaying, fulmination, fustigation, impeachment, indictment, judgment, landmark decision, order, penalty, pillorying, precedent, prognosis, pronouncement, reprehension, reprobation, resolution, ruling, sentence, skinning alive, stricture, verdict
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

CONDEMNATION, mar. law. The sentence or judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction that a ship or vessel taken as a prize on the high seas, was liable to capture, and was properly and legally captured. 2. By the general practice of the law of nations, a sentence of condemnation is, at present, generally deemed necessary in order to divest the title of a vessel taken as a prize. Until this has been done the original owner may regain his property, although the ship may have been in possession of the enemy twenty-four hours, or carried infra praesidia. 1 Rob. Rep. 134; 3 Rob. Rep. 97, n.; Carth. 423; Chit. Law of Nat. 99, 100; 10 Mod. 79; Abb. on Sh. 14; Wesk. on Ins. h.t.; Marsh. on Ins. 402. A sentence of condemnation is generally binding everywhere. Marsh. on Ins. 402. 3. The term condemnation is also applied to the sentence which declares a ship to be unfit for service; this sentence and the grounds of it may, however, be re-examined and litigated by parties interested in disputing it. 5 Esp. N. P. C. 65; Abb. on Shipp. 4.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

CONDEMNATION, civil law. A sentence of judgment which condemns some one to do, to give, or to pay something; or which declares that his claim or pretensions are unfounded. This word is also used by common lawyers, though it is more usual to say conviction, both in civil and criminal cases. It is a maxim that no man ought to be condemned unheard, and without the opportunity of being heard.